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In the words of Rabab Sleiman: “Every woman whom I have trained is committed and keen to transform her life”

Rabab Sleiman is a self-taught trainer from Lebanon, who is playing a pivotal role in reviving the traditional craft of palm leaf weaving and teaching the skill to young Lebanese...

IRAN AIR TO RECRUIT FEMALE PILOTS FOR FIRST TIME

Iran’s flag-carrier airline Iran Air is set to recruit female pilots for the first time in the country’s history.  Farzaneh Sharafbafi, the female CEO of Iran Air (Homa), said the...

MAHSA GHORBANI – 1ST IRANIAN WOMAN REFEREE

Mahsa Ghorbani is the first Iranian woman referee to judge the men’s football game. She has been nominated to act as referee for the AFC Cup 2019.  Mahsa Ghorbani is...

EU-UN Spotlight Initiative urges inclusive global action on violence against women and girls

(United Nations) 13 March 2018 – On 12 March, opening day of the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), the Spotlight Initiative, a multi-year partnership...

IMF urges Iran to make structural economic reforms, address youth unemployment

 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) called on Iran for structural economic reforms for enabling the private sector to grow and to create the jobs required to address youth unemployment and...

PHOTOS OF EMINENT IRANIAN WOMEN ON TEHRAN BILLBOARDS

Tehran Municipality is displaying the portraits of a number of prominent Iranian women on billboards across the capital.  The billboards have been erected to pay tribute to those Iranian women...

CHARITY CONCERT HELD IN TEHRAN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MOTHERS IN PRISON

Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Women and Family Affairs has organized a benefit concert in Tehran to raise funds for the release of incarcerated moms as part of a campaign called “Prison...

Iran’s achievements in supporting rural women explained at UN

IRNA – An Iranian female MP on Monday briefed the 62th meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on the achievements made and measures taken by the...

Commission of Status of Women kicks off in UN, Iran attends

IRNA-The 62nd Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) with participation of representatives from all over the world, including Iran, kicked off at the UN headquarters in New York on...

IRANIAN VP CALLS FOR FORMATION OF GLOBAL NETWORK AGAINST VIOLENCE

 Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Massoumeh Ebtekar has called for the establishment of a network among governments, parliaments, NGOs, and women activists to promote peace and security not...

FM ZARIF LAUDS WOMEN’S ROLE IN STANDING UP TO VIOLENCE

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message hailed women’s campaign in against violence.  The International Conference on Women, Peace and Sustainable Security was held from March 7-8 at...

WOMEN AT FRONT LINE OF FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCE: IRAN FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says women are at the forefront of the campaign against violence and hate.  Addressing the “International Event on Women, Sustainable Peace and Security” held...

Female wheelchair basketball team books ticket for Para-Asian Games

 IRNA – Iranian female wheelchair basketball team earned quota to participate in 2018 Asian Para Games. n the course of the Central and East Asia qualifying tournament which is underway...

IWF REINFORCES COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPING WOMEN’S WEIGHTLIFTING

The IWF reiterated its commitment to developing women’s weightlifting around the world and ensuring equal opportunities for men and women to take part in the sport.  Women’s weightlifting has grown...

Iran holds 1st film festival in Malaysia

IRNA – The first Iranian film festival was held in Malaysia on Monday night. The event was organized by Iranian cultural attaché office in Malaysia. Iran envoy to Malaysia Marzieh...

LESS CORRUPTION SEEN AMONG WOMEN IN SENIOR ROLES

Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi believes employing women in managerial positions reduces corruption and embezzlement.  Speaking in Tehran on Tuesday in a seminar dubbed “The...

Iran comes first at W Asian Women’s Handball Championship

An Iranian team stood at first place at the 2018 West Asian Women’s Handball Championship. The Shahid Chamran team from Larestan, in Fars Province southern Iran, succeeded to defeat Syria...

Women build road in western Iran

A group of women in Iran’s Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province have built a 5-kilometre road to a remote village by doing tough jobs like operating cranes, graders, trucks, and tractors. There are...

Iran’s Nemati shortlisted for International Women’s Day Recognition

Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA – Iranian para-archer Zahra Nemati has been shortlisted by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) among the list of five candidates for the 2018 International Women’s Day...

Iranian women shine at Int’l Story Telling Festival

 IRNA – Two Iranian female artists Tuba Shirkani and Negar Bahresi shined at the 20th International Story Telling Festival which was held in Tehran. Head of Bushehr culture and Islamic...

‘Azar’ to go on screen in Europe

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA – Iranian movie ‘Azar’ directed by Mohammad Hamzeie is scheduled to be screened in European cinemas. The movie will have limited public screening in European countries,...

IRANIAN WOMEN’S ROWING TEAM DEPARTS FOR CHINA

TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) – Iranian female rowing team will be camping in China’s Xinjiang for a month in preparation for Asian competitions. During one month of camping, the officials and...

Iranian woman appointed first ever no. 2 at Oil Ministry

Tehran, Oct 29, IRNA – A woman was appointed on Sunday as Iran’s Petroleum Minister first deputy for the first time in the history of the country’s oil industry. n...

Women Survive Crises Better than Men

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide — in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show...

WOMEN’S DIRECTORATE AWAITING BUDGET FOR BREADWINNERS: VP

TEHRAN – The budget allocated to female breadwinners has not been cut, it has not been received yet, vice president for women’s and family affairs said, IRNA reported on Friday....

ENTREPRENEUR WOMEN TO STUDY METHODS OF EMPOWERMENT

TEHRAN – Methods of improving women’s job situation is to be studied by entrepreneur women during a national congress which is to be held on July 11.   The event...

WOMEN WITH GUNPOWDER EARRINGS” CROWNED BEST AT CINEMA VERITE

TEHRAN – Iranian director Reza Farahmand’s “Women with Gunpowder Earrings” has been named best feature-length documentary in the international competition of the 11th Cinema Verite festival. The film is about...

THE NIKE PRO HIJAB

ATHLETE INSIGHT COMBINES WITH TRADEMARK NIKE INNOVATION TO SHAPE A GROUNDBREAKING GARMENT. The Nike Pro Hijab has been a year in the making, but its impetus can be traced much...

ILLOGICAL RESERVATIONS ABOUT BILL ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (MNA) – While there are news about adoption of a bill on banning violence against women there seems to be unreasonable reservations about the issue.   Violence...

Iranian painter among finalist artists of Lynx Prize 2017

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian painter Fereshte Setayesh is one of the 47 finalist artists at the Lynx Prize 2017 international prize of contemporary art. “Mona Lisa”, a work selected by...

Expert’s take: “Neither men, nor women should be objectified by advertising”

Elena Ratoi is the Manager for the UN Women component of the “Women in Politics” UN Programme. She joined UN Women team in Moldova in 2014 to work on advancing women`s...

Illogical reservations about bill on violence against women

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (MNA) – While there are news about adoption of a bill on banning violence against women there seems to be unreasonable reservations about the issue. Violence against...

Metastatic breast cancer dark side of cancer research, treatment

Tehran (ISNA) – The director of Johns Hopkins Breast Center at Green Spring Station noted that breast cancer survivorship was very important in the U.S. because the rate of the...

IRAN, SWEDEN STRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF JOINT MOUS ON WOMEN AFFAIRS

Iran and Sweden stressed implementing joint MoUs in women-related fields Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, made the remarks Tuesday in a meeting with Sweden’s envoy...

Iranian women advised to get permit to marry foreigners

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA – The spokesman of the National Organization for Civil Registration of Iran said on Sunday that Iranian women should get a marriage permit to marry foreign...

IRAN ESTABLISHES SPECIAL PARLIAMENT FOR WOMEN

A top Iranian official has underlined women’s key role in decision making processes, saying the formation of “Women’s Parliament” in Khorasan Razavi province is a significant change in this regard....

IRANIAN CYCLIST STANDS1ST IN ASIA

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has put a woman cyclist from Iran at the top of the Asian ranking for the second consecutive year. Faranak Parto Azar with 321 points in...

IRAN, EU DISCUSS WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Ma’soumeh Ebtekar and the European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis in a meeting here reviewed women’s rights. “We discussed maintaining dialogue...

Iranian women shooters grab Asian gold

Tehran, Dec 11, IRNA – Iranian women shooting squad snatched a gold medal in the 10th Asian Airgun Championships which is underway in Japan. The event started in men and women sections on Dec...

UN Women and the World Bank unveil new data analysis on women and poverty

More women than men live in poverty, but the incidence of poverty differs by age, marital status, household composition and other factors. For the first time, UN Women and the...

Malaysian entrepreneur women depart for Iran

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 31, IRNA – A Malaysian delegation comprising entrepreneurs and businesswomen headed for Iran on Tuesday for a 3-day visit. Head of Malaysian Entrepreneur Network Association (WENA) Nadira...

Iranian woman becomes ISO member

Tehran, Oct 7, IRNA – Iranian woman Mojdeh Tabari became member of the board of directors of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).   The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)...

PARLIAMENT’S WOMEN FACTION IN TALKS WITH IRISH SENATE DELEGATION

 A number of Iranian parliament’s female lawmakers discussed mutual cooperation and parliamentary relations with Irish Senate delegation. Zahra Saei, a member of parliament’s women faction said during the meeting that women will play a...

Iran women fusal team defeats Palestine in Ashgabat

Tehran, Sep 16, IRNA – Iranian women futsal team defeated Palestinian team 16-1 in the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games of Asia and Pacific region in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan,...

Iran’s female referee named best

Sari, Aug 12, IRNA — A female Iranian was chosen as the best woman referee of the world Championships 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. Head of Martial Arts Association in Mazandaran...

Mirzakhani math course to be granted to Iranian mathematicians

Tehran, Aug 12, IRNA — Late Iranian math elite Maryam Mirzakhani’s math course is supposed to be granted to top Iranian mathematicians Head of Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) said....

1ST FEMALE TOP MANAGER FOR IRAN AIR

A woman has for the first time ever been promoted as head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Line Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi in a...

TWO IRANIAN-AMERICAN ELITES TO REPRESENT FARHADI AT OSCARS

Acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi introduced two prominent Iranian-Americans to represent his movie, “The Salesman,” at the Oscar Academy Awards which is to be held on Feb 26. The first...

IRAN TO HOST INTL. COURSE ON GAP FOR WOMEN FARMERS

TEHRAN – An international training course on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for women farmers will open today in the city of Damghan.   Malaysian trainer Chan Seng Kit will offer...

International Day of Older Persons

Expert’s take: Old age — a double whammy for women? Silke Staab joined the UN Women Research and Data team as a Research Specialist in 2014, and is one of...
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